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My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now: The Mardi Gras Party to attend!

For a band that has always been known for pushing boundaries forward, it was a bit of a dilemma when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were faced with celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their debut release, “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now.” The album heralded the coming of a new breed of brass band in the city of New Orleans, and for that matter, around the world. So how does a band known for their revolutionary spirit in a traditional world celebrate the anniversary? By looking forward, of course.

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Last year The Dirty Dozen Brass Band re-issued the re-mastered version of the quintessential brass band album that has defined the modern brass band era since its original release. This year the Dirty Dozen are embarking on a new sort of mission, teaming up with New Orleans keyboard master Jon Cleary‘s trio for a string of dates.

In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans “piano professors,” Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. Born in England and raised in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances performing on solo piano, with noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and his new trio Piano, Bass & Drums, alongside a career as a notorious hired gun with the likes of Bonnie Raitt and John Scofield.

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• a taste of the DDBB’s funkier side

• Jon Cleary lays it down here

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1st Course – Buttermilk Chicken Fried Smoked Quail Salad

creole mustard vinaigrette

Main Course – Line Caught Mississippi Redfish Amandine

cauliflower, jumbo lump crab

Dessert – Butterscotch Bourbon Pudding

salty caramel, candied krispees

Get all three courses for $30